Academic Affairs

University of Nebraska Awards

The University of Nebraska annually presents four distinguished awards to recognize especially meritorious research and teaching efforts by individuals and within academic departments. 

Deadlines for IDEA, ORCA, OTICA, and UDTA Awards (.pdf)

IDEA
Innovation, Development, and Engagement Award

Honors faculty members who have extended their academic expertise beyond the boundaries of the University in ways that have enriched the broader community. 

UNK recipients of the University-Wide IDEA award (.pdf)

ORCA
Outstanding Research and Creative Activity Award

Honors members of the University of Nebraska faculty who have conducted outstanding research or creative activity of national/international significance. 

UNK recipients of the University-Wide ORCA award (.pdf)

OTICA
Outstanding Teaching and Instructional Creativity Award

Honors members of the University of Nebraska faculty who have developed meritorious and sustained records of excellence in teaching and creativity related to teaching. 

UNK recipients of the University-Wide OTICA award (.pdf)

UDTA
University-wide Departmental Teaching Award

Honors a department/unit at the University of Nebraska which has outstanding esprit de corps in its dedication to the education of students at the undergraduate, graduate, or professional levels. 

UNK recipients of the University-Wide UDTA award (.pdf)